A Date with the Animals

Whether I’m 9 or 19, I will always love a trip to the zoo! Walking up to the gates I couldn’t help feeling a bubble of excitement growing inside me! I was there for a day trip with my boyfriend. A chance to spend some time together, enjoy the sun and whip out my camera to take some cute pictures of the animals!

It was such a fun day out and I wanted to share with you the photos I took on the day. I have never tried wildlife photography before and was more than happy with how these came out!

Hope your enjoy!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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Abandoned Treasures

Finding locations to create the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot can be hard, but once found can create photographs that only your mind could once imagine! For me I wanted an area that carried a run down, grunge vibe but at the same time one that wasn’t going to draw the eye away from the fashion item itself. I soon found myself lucky when I stumbled across an abandoned hospital! It was just what I had been imagining! It’s amandoned treaures held the key to my look and after snapping plenty of shots, follwed by a bit of editing, I had a photo lookbook, better than anything I could have hoped for!

All this work had been for part of my final uni project. A communication breif wanting a range of images and illustrations for the grament at hand, a previously made white shirt. I had carried out a couple of previous shoots prior to this one; one location in Bristol and the other at a scrap yard (Click the links to see the previous shoots), but it was this shoot that had worked the best and had been what I had been looking for. I went on to using these pohotgrpahs as my final images. Working with them to creat both postfolio pages and digital illustrations, I am happy to say that I can away from the project with a first!

Its important to give yourself credit for the work you produce and I am proud of myself for what I have achieved. This has to be my favourite shoot I have ever completed as well as the best and I am happy to be sharing it with you today!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

See my Scrapyard photoshoot here!

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Coombe Abbey

Coombe Abbey country park, the perfect place to spend a sunny sunday afternoon. Whether you’re going for an event at the hotel, a wander around the park or just to sit in the sun, soaking in the atmosphere, Coombe Abbey is the place.

I recently took a trip here with my boyfriend to make the most of the beautiful weather and it ended up being an amazing day! The country park is the home to a beautiful hotel manor house and on the day in which we visited, a wedding was taking place. It gave the park a great atmosphere, hearing the wedding party celebrating the happy day, sun shining, birds tweeting, what more could you want!

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After sitting in the sun for a while, we decided to take a walk round the grounds and through the woodland! It was such a nice feeling to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend time in the quiet, peaceful woodland area. It gave me a chance to escape from reality for just a few moments! But one thing that I couldn’t escape was the ain that my feet were in! I had made the mistake of wearing cute, but very impractical shoes! I had chosen to wear a cute floral summer dress from zara and had stupidly paired it with some heeled sandals from Bershka. These may be my favourite sandals, but I can tell you now that they are not designed for walking around woodlands in!

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After our walk round, we realised just how late it had got and with tummys rumbling we made a bee line for the ice cream van, treating ourselves to a large whippy ice cream each! It was the perfect way to end a perfect Sunday afternoon and I hope to go back to Coombe Abbey again soon!

What do you like to get up to on a Sunday?

Your’s Truly,

Emma x

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A Trip to Bistol

Doing a creative course at university has opened up a whole new range of opportunities for me! I touched on this in my recent post ‘Who am I?’, but I thought I’d share a bit more with you about a trip we took to Bristol. A lot of the work we do is based within the uni or around the city, so when the opportunity arose to travel to do a photo shoot to Bristol, I was excited. I was a great day and gave me the chance to experiment with some photography.  I enlisted the help of Holly, my friend and author of ‘Good Golly Miss Holly‘, to be my model and we worked together, creating some good images ready to be the starting point of our communication module. As the shirt was inspired by transport we picked locations that would fit into this, including car garages and a railway style bridge. I really enjoyed being given the opportunity to create these images and has helped to boost my confidence in photography!

What sort of photography do you like? Let me know below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

Have you seen my last photoshoot? Check it out here!

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A Welsh Hidden Gem

For many Wales is over looked as a holiday spot. It can be dull, cold and rainy… but it’s also the home to some of the natures most beautiful sights; true hidden gems you shouldn’t miss out on. I recently took a trip down to North Wales where we stayed near to Anglesey. It was refreshing to take a week far away from the city; the fresh air giving my mind a true chance to breathe, letting my thoughts relax and focus. While staying in Anglesey I took a trip down to the beach. Camera in hand, raincoat pulled tight around me and walking boots laced up, I ventured onto the vast stretch of sand before me; each step, denting the sand, leaving my presence behind.

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I soon found myself engulfed in my surroundings and I began to take in and appreciate the beauty of the nature. Feeling pleased to have brought my camera, I began to capture some of the sights around me and soon found myself discovering the gifts the beach had to offer. All around me on the sand were the products of nature, each in their own form, each showing their own beauty. Two things we were lucky enough to discover were a baby shark skeleton; tail intact, bones curved as if it had been stopped mind stroke. The other was a bright electric blue jellyfish, sitting at the water’s edge, unknown to many.

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As we reached the end of the beach we wandered onto the island. Access cut off at high  tide, the island no long houses residents but still holds true to its beauty with coves, rock pools and a little light house standing strong. We ventured around the island, stopping to take a snap of a posing seagull before clambering down the rocks to one of the coves where we skimmed flat, smooth stones across the water surface.

It was a memorable walk that day. Walking and being around nature remind you about just how beautiful our world can be. Being able to spend time like this outside amongst nature in the crisp air gave me the break I needed from my everyday life and left me returning filled with a new bust of inspiration!

Yours Truly

Emma x

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Liked this post? See what I got up to last year in Cornwall

 

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Scrap For One, Fashion For Another

When thinking of a fashion photoshoot location an old scrap yard on the edge of town would normally be far from my mind, but in this case other people’s scarp became the perfect set for me!
After spending my last project creating a transport inspired white shirt, it was time to style and photograph it. I spent a long time thinking through where we be the best location and during my research stumbled on an old scrap yard only a half hour drive away. With the shirt having an industrial feel to it, the laser cutting inspired by tractor tyres and the sonic welding by chains, this soon became clear to be the perfect location!

I recruited in the help of my friend and model Georgie, gathered a few props and was soon ready to go! It was an adventure in itself going up to the scrap yard and along with having an enjoyable day, I returned home with some great shots! I decided that I wanted to work into the photos a bit, so played around with the colour on lightroom, giving them a grungy edge and adding to the overall effect created.

It was a great experience doing my first on location photoshoot and has made my love for photography grow further! On the day we also ventured to an abandoned hospital to take a few more photos, so keep an eye out for that post coming soon!

Would love to hear your thoughts on my work! Are any of you interested in photography?

Yours Truly

Emma x

Have you seen my other fashion photography shoots? Click the links to see shots from McQueen Inspired and Industrail Standards

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Paris – Sightseeing

Its been nearly a week since returning from Paris and  crazy busy week it has been with having to submit for a one deadline yesterday and having another once coming up on Friday, this is the first chance I have had to sit down with my laptop and write. Sorry to have kept you all waiting but here is my Paris sightseeing blog!

Day One 
After arriving in Paris late on the Sunday evening, our first day started bright and early on Monday morning and after spending the morning visiting the Pierre Cardin Museum (post to come soon) and helping the third years with fabric shopping we able to spend the afternoon sightseeing. With being at the fabric shops, it meant that we were also next to the Sacre Coeur so we walked up the steps and into the cathedral! As mentioned before in the Berliner Dom post, I love cathedrals and this one was no exception!

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Day Two
Tuesday was our main sightseeing day where we got to visit two of the most know places in Paris – The Arc De Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Our first stop was the Arc De Triomphe, positioned in the middle of the worlds most dangerous roundabout! (fun fact – or not so fun an accidents happens around every 8 minutes!) We were able to right up to the top of the Arc where we over looked a slighty foggy Paris but was still able to make ut the Eiffel Tower where we went to next. As we approached the tower the sun broke through and we were greated by a bright blue sky! Perfect for taking the sneaky selfie as well as the typical holding up the Eiffel Tower picture! We walked the 669 steps up the second level before jumping in the lift the rest of the way up! It was a view that was definitely worth viewing!

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Day Three
Wednesday was a final full day in the City of Love so where better to go that the lock bridge. Although the locks have been taken off the original bridge people have begun to put them up on the bridge next to it and we saw the cute sight of a couple putting a lock up of their own! Across the bridge was the Louvre museum where we got the see the famous Mona Lisa!

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I was so sad to leave Paris as there was so much more that I also wanted to see but I can say that it is another place I will be back to see!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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